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An alternative approach to Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, or Algebra 2!
The best way to learn Algebra is to start at the beginning and end at the end! In this program you will find a complete study of the essential material covered in a traditional Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 course.
Traditional Algebra 1 classes attempt to cover most of Algebra in the first year through memorizing rules, formulas, tricks, and shortcuts. By the time a student gets to Algebra 2, they have forgotten almost all of the Algebra that they memorized. So the Algebra 2 course must repeat practically all of the Algebra 1 course. In fact, It usually repeats a lot of the Pre-Algebra material as well. This is usually referred to as the “spiral method” of learning, and it is not very effective in helping students to excel at this level of mathematics.
This huge overlap is generally unproductive, and largely unnecessary if the concepts are taught analytically. VideoText Algebra employs a mastery-learning approach, sometimes moving at a slower pace, but without the overlap. As a result, students often complete the course even more quickly.
Materials in the complete course include 176 multimedia lessons (online access), Course Notes, a Student WorkText, Solutions Manuals, and Progress Tests.
When a student completes Algebra, they can claim credits for Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 and Algebra 2.
Is my Student ready for VideoText Algebra?
The answer may surprise you. Students can be ready sooner than many parents realize. One reason directly relates to the VideoText approach to the teaching of Algebra. Module A could be called "Algebra Readiness" because it re-teaches essential arithmetic concepts the way they will be used in a formal Algebra course. This focus on the "why" behind each and every arithmetic procedure is the key to student understanding and success in Algebra.
If you're not sure if your student is ready, consider this checklist to see if your student is ready:
- My student can Add, Subject, Multiple, and Divide using Whole Numbers, Fractions, and Decimals
- My student knows "a little" about Signed Numbers (positives & negatives)
- My student knows how to change Fractions into Decimals and Decimals into Fractions
- My student knows how Percent relates to Fractions and Decimals
Even if your student has not completely mastered these arithmetic concepts, we will re-teach them as if they have never seen them before, using computer-generated graphics, animation and color-sequencing, to ensure their complete understanding.